It is a very compelling excuse.Let's face it; basically this entire episode was an excuse for this single still shot:
Clearly, Rei has better business sense than her grandfatherChibi-Usa: "Her private island."
Usagi and Makoto: "HER PRIVATE ISLAND?!"
Sounds like something necessary to convince the parents, all right.Ami: "Speaking of training—"
Ami /grabs Usagi and Minako. "Your parents only let you come out here after extorting from me oaths of tremendous binding power, that I would be the responsible one and make certain that you two completed your summer homework."
He is related to a certain ill-tempered plant.Volcano God: "DOOM!"
The consequences of that episode were just ignored by the writers, weren't they?Rei: "Ah, no, you see, I was getting all stressed from suddenly having the entire shrine dumped on me. But then I remembered that Yamandakka has four heads."
Usagi: "Wait, you mean—?"
Rei: "¡Mm-hmm! We're working on the language issue, but right now, I can give her most of my old duties, I take over Papi's old duties, and Papi's running his stupid jazzercise. And Yuichiro helps out, of course, when he's not coaching."
Ami: "I thought you weren't qualified, yet, though."
Rei: "Well, not officially, but I just have Papi sign off on everything, and I'm working on my qualifications, so that's going well. What a load off, I'm telling you."
Chibi-Usa, who indeed has drifted out with the tide, is attacked by sharks and saved by a fun-sized plesiosaur.
USAGI! You did slip in some extras when you rebooted the world, didn't you?
If only.no one but us will ever know she was there.
Is there anything it can't do?Luna-P into Something-or-Other: 4
That was one of the better gags of this episode.Ami: "Come on, guys, don't give up! Look at the cats, they haven't—"
Artemis /seasick. "I forgot how much I hate sea travel."
It's those nice, well-done, wobbly guts.Chibi-Usa /tries to grill the fish.
Chibi-Usa /om nom?
Chibi-Usa: "…Hey. Fish isn't so bad!"
I found it pretty impressive that they actually managed to stall it for a while.Ami, Makoto, Minako, Rei: "Fear not! The Sailor Senshi are HERE!"
Usagi: "…I thought we agreed to do that in unison."
*snip senshi fighting volcano*
Godzilla Defense Force Press Room.
Reporter #4: "But General Gurio, how could prehistoric creatures of such size go unnoticed by the GDF for so long?"
General Gurio: "For a full explanation, we must turn to the respected Rolisican scholar, Doctor Svensson. Peter?"
Doctor Svensson: "Yes." /deploys charts. "We know that goldfish will grow to fit the size of the bowl or pond they are placed within. If the volcanic eruption in the Odasawaran Islands drove a previously-undiscovered species from its former habitat into the open ocean, they would thus be able to begin to grow unrestricted. It is just a theory at this time, but I believe this may explain it."
Reporter #3: "But how can we stop them from nesting in Tokyo Bay? Already many ships have been destroyed."
That Kid: "Gamera will save us!"
Everyone laughs indulgently.
General Gurio: "Our current plan is to deploy Jet Jaguar…"
Usagi: "Nothing to worry about, she said."
Ami: "…I make mistakes sometimes. Don't let Chibi-Usa see this."
The obligatory beach or hot springs episode. At least it was a change from the regular filler monsters. It was fun to see the girls in a more relaxed setting for once, even if the writers really scraped the bottom of the barrel to find some drama to inject into this episode.Wot?